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Author Topic: Hiv 4thGen test accuracy  (Read 727 times)

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Hiv 4thGen test accuracy
« on: November 03, 2019, 08:54:18 am »
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Dear Dr, I had a nude body to body massage few weeks ago and the masseuse rubbed her vagina on my penis for 5 mins where her vaginal fluids may have come in contact with my foreskin and penis head. There was no penetration or insertion. Please advise the risk for hiv or hepatitis involved here. Did the 4th Gen HIV duo test Antigen and Antibody at 26 days after exposure and came back negative. Do I need any further testing at the 3 month mark.

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Re: Hiv 4thGen test accuracy
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 09:17:51 am »
Hiya,

Unless you have had other sexual encounters HIV is not an issue, no need to test over this as what you posted simply was no HIV risk whatsoever.

Now as for Hepatitis stressing about this after each sexual encounter would not be healthy simply test at least yearly for easier to transmit STI's out of standard routine but if you want to know specifically if you had a Hepatitis risk you could ask the Hepatitis forum. https://forums.hepmag.com/

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages

Kind regards

Jim
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Re: Hiv 4thGen test accuracy
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 10:45:53 am »
Hi Jim
Thank you for your quick reply.
Just for my knowledge I would like to ask .. is the 4th gen duo test conclusive at 4 weeks .. just to put my mind at ease
If Not will one at 8 weeks be 100% conclusive
I know u mentioned no risk on the incident but just wanted to re assure myself as living with severe anxiety
Thanks mate

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Re: Hiv 4thGen test accuracy
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 10:55:39 am »
I'm not in the mood of pretending. If you had taken no test at all over this incident it would have been conclusive and the merry go round of testing over nothing is not a healthy coping strategy

Please don't post again

If you ever do have a real risk text at 6 weeks post exposure, this will rarely ever change.
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Re: Hiv 4thGen test accuracy
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 09:27:42 am »
Dear Jim
Hi once again. Before I begin please bear with me one final time for one final question as my anxiety is getting the better of me
I had asked you in my last post whether naked grinding was a risk and you had mentioned no risk at all.
I did visit the local hiv specialist and she insisted that I be tested for std s and hiv cause the cdc says grinding is a low risk
Now my question is that I did do one more HiV duo combo at 7 weeks complete and the result is negative. The doctor has said its good news but could change til week 12 and that’s why re testing is required at week 12
I am really loosing my mind over this thinking of the agony of another 5 weeks
Please respond ... has anyone ever seroconverted after week 7 in your experience

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Re: Hiv 4thGen test accuracy
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:51:52 am »
Hiya,

Nobody has ever been infected from frottage/grinding and it lacks all the biological conditions required. Stay away from halfwits & paranoid publications twisting facts outside of context.

Now if you keep having these irrational fears & thoughts I would recommend you consider a therapist to help you cope with your thoughts.

Best, Jim   
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